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Structure fire at Berkeley County autoshop

December 13, 2018 - 8:06am
6 fire departments on scene. The flames have also destroyed several cars. There are no reports of injuries at this time. Gross Ave and

Oil well leak reported Wednesday in southeast Oklahoma City

December 13, 2018 - 6:27am
of oil spilled was on Byers and Stiles avenues. Firefighters and a hazardous materials crew built temporary dams with dirt to slow the

Worker in stable condition after being exposed to chlorine gas leak

December 12, 2018 - 10:05pm
being exposed to a level 1 HAZMAT situation Wednesday morning. The Rochester Fire Department says there was a chlorine gas leak outside a

Fire Crews Contain Small Chemical Fire At STERIS In Mentor

December 12, 2018 - 4:22pm
fire in a lab storing chemicals, but the chemicals were deemed not to be a public health hazard, officials said. No one was hurt in the fire

NW Kansas business a total loss after fire

December 3, 2018 - 1:24pm
all the plastic, the fire burned until the early hours of Monday, according to Weber. The facility is a total loss. There were no injuries.

Koch Foods ammonia leak hospitalizes 22 people

December 3, 2018 - 12:15pm
plant was evacuated. Officials with the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) said the 22 people sent to hospitals were

One Dead After Explosion in Sanford

November 30, 2018 - 5:52am
at Sadler Automotive in Sanford Thursday. He was preparing to fill a nitrous oxide tank. His name has not yet been released. The Lee County

Chemical Spill Causes Evacuation of UMES

November 28, 2018 - 9:31am
reports of injuries but that the contractor taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Four others who breathed in the fumes decline

Gasket Blamed for Croda EO Plant Leak

November 28, 2018 - 7:01am
An incorrect gasket fitted on a pipe during construction of Croda Inc.'s new bio-ethanol plant was the cause of a gas leak, company

Cutco equipment fire quickly contained, results in no injuries

November 27, 2018 - 9:02pm
8:17 p.m. “The employees at Cutco controlled the fire with a dry chemical fire extinguisher,” Bell said, adding sprinkler heads also helped

Hazmat team cleaning up chemical spill on CU campus

November 27, 2018 - 8:26pm
Biochemistry building as a hazardous material team cleans up a small chemical spill that sent one person to the hospital. Police announced

Five departments respond to fire at Imlay City business

November 27, 2018 - 6:52pm
. At approximately 3 p.m. flames reached a gas tank, causing it to explode. No one was injured in the fire, but Imlay City school students

Delaware Memorial Bridge reopens after toxic gas leak is contained

November 26, 2018 - 10:14am
use to industrial chemicals. Croda bought the site from Uniqema in 2006. The process of turning ethanol into ethylene oxide is new —

TX: Plant Explosion In Pecos County

November 23, 2018 - 2:50pm
hurt. Jessie Dominguez, Emergency Manager and Coordinator for Pecos County, says a 24-inch pipe exploded just outside the Waha Gas Plant

Large fire erupts at Rose Hill industrial building

November 21, 2018 - 5:43am
. No one was hurt but officials say they had to be careful because there was a lot of toxic paint in the

Workshop destroyed following fire in Mahtowa

November 20, 2018 - 11:56pm
four-wheelers and equipment.  He also says propane tanks were inside at the time of the fire. No injuries are reported. Officials say the

Two Injured From Explosion In Mankato

November 15, 2018 - 7:51am
on a compressed natural gas garbage truck, when the employees noticed the flammable gas was leaking. While people were evacuating the gas

Large warehouse fire engulfs buildings in Seattle

November 15, 2018 - 6:36am
belong to Northwest Millwork and Gascoigne Lumber. Northwest Millwork produces custom architectural woodwork. Gascoigne is a wholesale

Employees evacuated from Helena’s Chemical Plant

November 14, 2018 - 6:01pm
to stay inside. “Because it’s chemicals you have the Hazmat operation that’s established so you have the Hazmat here and they will be here

Fire erupts at Weld County oil site while employees worked on it

November 13, 2018 - 11:29pm
, there’s still the potential that people are going to get hurt.” Nelson belongs to an environmental group called Colorado Rising. The group